Threats to Religious Freedom in Europe
By failing to recognize the importance of religion and its relationship to human rights, European courts are progressively eroding religious liberty.
The Supreme Court, You and Me, and the Future of Marriage
What happened yesterday at the courthouse matters, and we must keep up our witness to the truth about marriage, by word and deed, until it is safely beyond judicial overreach.
Are You Out of Your Brain? Reflections on Free Will and Neuroscience
Thinking presupposes a functioning brain, but it cannot be reduced to the brain.
Mitt Romney’s Bad Day
Gabriel Schoenfeld’s new book, A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign, offers an insider’s account of how misguided campaign tactics led to Mitt Romney’s defeat in the 2012 presidential election.
On Winning the Marriage Debate
Conservatives need to argue as lovers: As we woo the person across from us, we are funny, self-effacing, merciful, and confident.
A Call to Conservative Donors
If future conservative politicians are to have a conservative tradition in their heads, we need to finance programs that introduce college students to the conservative and liberal traditions through philosophy, history, literature, and art.
Euphemisms: The Modus Operandi of Death Rights Advocates
Death rights advocates can only win supporters by calling the act of killing something else.
Why Religious Liberty Became Controversial: The Left and Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Left is adopting a Rousseauian view of religion’s role in public life: the state is to determine where, when, and how religious instruction should be permissible for citizens.
Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom, Fundamentally At Odds
Marriage and religious freedom will stand or fall together.
What Is a Mother to Do? Questions for Same-Sex Marriage Advocates
To demand that we recognize same-sex romantic relationships as marriages, and teach our children so, is to prevent them from discovering reality.
Sexual Assaults in the Military: Porn is Part of the Problem
If our military is to lower its rate of sex crimes, it must limit its members’ consumption of pornography and educate them about its risks.
Children Need Our Marriage Tradition
Redefining marriage will make it harder for our children to develop their self-understanding and will sanction procreative methods that treat children like commodities.
Evolution and the Eye Test: A Response to My Critics
Darwin rejected a theory of knowledge that best accords with the common experience of the expert and the layman: a process of induction or intuition whereby sense impressions become memories, and memories become experience.
Evolution, the Eye Test, & Scientific Reasoning: A Response to Seagrave
The “eye test” is no more a problem for the evolutionary origin of species than it is for the atomic structure of matter or for the motion of the earth.
Evolutionary Theory and Reality: A Response to Seagrave
Darwin’s evolutionary theory doesn’t ask us to “overlook” how we usually “behold the face of nature,” but instead asks us to consider more carefully what we do see.
Yes, Marriage Will Change–and Here’s How
The sexual permissiveness of men will emerge a winner in the contest of ideas as same-sex marital norms begin to shape the larger institution of marriage.
Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act Will Harm Women
It doesn’t advance women’s equality or wellbeing for the law to allow late-term abortions for any reasons pertinent to a woman’s “health.”
Small-Town Saints for Our Placeless Age
In The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Rod Dreher eulogizes his little sister with a hagiography worthy of St. Therese herself, while also evaluating his own relationships—to people and to place—according to the virtue of stability proposed by St. Benedict.
Lessons from France on the Myths of Same-Sex Marriage
After the French protests against same-sex marriage, we can no longer speak of redefined marriage as inevitable or enlightened.
Not Used Up: Progress in Abstinence Education
Abstinence education today is a public health intervention, based on science and evidence, using sound pedagogy and methodology, to deliver a sound health message to young men and women, primarily in school settings.